Every so often we at BootsnAll get phone calls or emails from reporters or writers who are doing stories about travel and are looking for some real-life travelers to speak with. Last fall, I got a call from a television reporter in the Washington, D.C. area who wanted to interview someone locally who was going to be quitting their job mid-career and taking a RTW trip – and she’d seen someone on our travel forums who fit the bill perfectly, she just needed me to put him in touch with her.
Well, I did manage to connect the two of them, and that’s how BootsnAll member dave925 (better known to the rest of the world as David Lee) used up a few seconds of his 15 minutes of fame:
It’s great to see long-term travel being covered in the news – perhaps someday it’ll be so commonplace that the anchors won’t seem flabbergasted by the very idea… Or not. Either way, it’s fun to see BootsnAll members on TV talking about travel!
If you want to follow David’s trip preparation (he’s got about six more months until he leaves) and then his actual adventure, check out his blog.